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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/10/17)
DISCOVERY: First In Human (Premiere) at 9pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way: Alabama (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Yukon Men: Roughing It (Finale) at 10pm
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing New York (Finale) at 9pm
CMT: Nashville (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Bossip On WE TV (Finale) at 10pm

Starz has begun a forensic investigation and plans to take legal action against whoever was responsible for leaking online the final 3 episodes of Power’s fourth season. “This seems to be a case of password sharing that resulted in homemade videos of the episodes which were taped off a TV screen and posted online,” said Starz in a statement Wednesday. The leak was due to a breach in the press screening room, and the leaker might have made Starz’ job a little easier by filming himself talking about the videos. Season 4 finale airs Sunday, August 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eighty-six percent of adult broadband users binge view at least occasionally, according to new research from The Diffusion Group, but frequency skews strongly (not surprisingly) in favor of young adults, with 58% of A18-34s binging daily. “The fact that 31% of Heavy Bingers are between the ages of 18 and 34 further illustrates just how different millennial viewing habits are from those of older generations,” said Michael Greeson, president and principal analyst at TDG.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Less than a year after launching Half, an initiative to make Hollywood more inclusive, Ryan Murphy Television announced its director slate hired 60% women directors, and 94% met the minority requirement. In collaboration with John Landgraf and FX Networks, it’s an increase from 12% female/diverse directors in 2015 to 51% in 2016 for the network as a whole. “I love looking around my company and empowering inclusion in all departments” said Murphy. “I recently led a production meeting and was proud to see that more than half of the people sitting at the table were women and minorities. That’s the way it should be.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Environmental Media Association announced the 2017 nominees for the 27th Annual EMA Awards. Netflix and FOX topped the list with 4 nominations each, followed by 3 apiece for National Geographic, Hulu and HBO. Ceremony takes place on September 23 in Santa Monica.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the Antonio Four, which nabbed ID its first Peabody and GLAAD Media awards, was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy. The film from Deborah S. Esquenazi is available on the net’s TVE platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, focusing on cultural diversity in the communications industry, is expanding its national footprint with the installation of two new chapters, in Virginia and Detroit. The organization has 18 chapters nationwide.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS put in development a nuclear submarine drama, Trident, from writer David Wilcox and Secret Hideout (Star Trek: Discovery).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Ballad of Buster Scraggs, a western anthology from the Coen Brothers, will debut on Netflix in 2016. Produced by Annapurna Television, each of six chapters will tell a different story about the American West.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Queen (wt), a dramedy series project from RuPaul and J.J. Abrams Bad Robot is in development at Hulu. Story is a fictionalized account of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to global star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will Mayans, the Sons of Anarchy spin-off that’s gone through a reshoot and recasting, make it to series? Reporters at the Television Critics Association summer tour had to be optimistic after seeing footage from the pilot in a promo for upcoming service FX+. “It’s a good sign,” acknowledged FX CEO John Landgraf. “I’m really excited where we are in the process on Mayans. I’m very confident about the future of the spin-off.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As for a fourth season of Fargo, that’s all up to creator Noah Hawley, currently working on season 2 of FX’s Legion. “We’ve encouraged Noah to think about it and make sure he has something that he’s really excited about and believes in,” said Landgraf, “so there’s at least some possibility that he won’t have that idea for some period of time. I think there’s also a decent possibility, because Noah’s been insanely fertile and productive, that we’ll hear that idea fairly soon.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s Snowfall landed an early renewal for a second season, set to launch in 2018. While the season one set-up required “table setting” of storylines that takes time, said co-creator Dave Andron, “We would certainly like to hit season 2 very much with the ground running.” The crack epidemic drama is averaging 5 million total viewers across platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Zosia Mamet (Girls) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire) will guest star on season 4 of FXX’s You’re the Worst, returning with a one-hour premiere Wednesday, September 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has officially added a second night of weekend fantasy programming. Saturday nights offer fresh episodes of Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation at 9p and House Hunters Renovation at 10p. Sunday’s primetime lineup has helped HGTV maintain a top #3 ranking among cable networks on the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT pays tribute to Glen Campbell today at 8:30a, with appearances by Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba, as well as archival photos and the country star’s final CMT interview, in news special CMT Remembers Glen Campbell. If you’re reading your Cynopsis late, no worries – there will be encores Friday, August 11 at 7p and Saturday, August 12 at 8:30am.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rapper Ice-T will be featured in the season 11 finale of TV One’s Unsung, airing Sunday, August 13 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott and George Strait will perform for CBS’s 11th Annual ACM Honors, celebrating off-camera Country Music Award honorees, on Friday, September 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AHC special Oklahoma Bombing: As We Watched premieres Sunday, August 13 at 10p, with news footage of the days and weeks following the April, 1995 bombing that left 168 people dead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aaron Eckert (Sully) has been added to the cast of Amazon anthology The Romanoffs…. Jackie Goldston (Shots Fired) landed a co-star role in Fox drama The Passage….James Carpinello gets a bump from guest star to recurring when NBC’s The Blacklist returns for season 5….Ruffin Prentiss (Elementary) will recur on season 2 of E!’s The Arrangement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Urban Movie Channel is collaborating with Jay Ellis (Insecure) on Hard Medicine, a workplace comedy series of 10-12 minute episodes centered on a quirky doctor in a low-income health clinic. Show premieres on UMC on August 16; first 2 episodes launched on Ellis’ Facebook page.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of NBC’s World of Dance leaped 18% versus last week among A18-49, hitting 2.0/8, and had its most-watched episode in 2 months, with 8.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Man v. Food premiered with back-to-back episodes Monday and posted +43% gains over year-ago in the timeslot, ranking as a top 20 cable show and drawing over 960,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Below Deck Mediterranean delivered a series high among all key demos, earning 1.2 million P18-49 (up +4% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.4 million P25-54 (up +3%), and 2.2 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender is opening on Thursday August 10, 2017.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/terms-my-surrender/

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